Essex County Council

Hertfordshire County Council

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Guardian Public Service Awards 2017 overall winner: Hertfordshire county council

Hertfordshire family safeguarding team
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Hertfordshire county council’s new way of working with looked-after children and their families is turning lives around and saving millions of pounds at the same time. Its remarkable success is even attracting national attention, and being tested by four other local authorities.

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The growing health and social care needs of our population can only be met using the funding available if the NHS and social care services work together with you to achieve this.

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1. Living well and preventing ill-health

2. Transforming primary and community services

3. Improving urgent and hospital services

4. Providing health and care more efficiently and effectively

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